Re: Paleoanthropologists and Morphology

Promethius (
15 Jul 1996 00:05:47 -0400

I find Hollys caution concerning morphology well founded. It is of
incalcuable importance and is perhaps the first thing we paleos' do when
finding a new discovery. Morphology alone, however, without other
relavant data can easily lead one down many a dubious hypothetical path.
>From what I've read about A. ramidus the morphilogical material available
is, in any case, a bit thin. In rememberance of ramapithicus theory, I'll
wait and see.